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Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf (CEFS)
Largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont
Serves over 12,000 people/year
Works to alleviate hunger through grocery services, hot meals, and home delivery
Offers a culinary job training program
CEFS seeks to understand client need for assistance in accessing/coordinating additional public assistance services and resources
If so, could CEFS improve its services by staffing a social worker on site?
Project Goal: Collect data from CEFS users to assess current need for in-house social worker to assist with diverse needs beyond emergency food assistance.
Judith Christensen, PhD, University of Vermont College of Arts and Sciences
Kelly Saunders, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf
Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf
Access to Health Services, Health-Related Quality of Life & Well-Being, Nutrition and Weight Status, Social Determinants of Health
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Adamson, Grace; Bitterman, Moshe; DeStefano, Sherilyn; Kricker, Susannah; Mendez, Richard; Wark, Tyler; Xue, Nina; Saunders, Kelly; and Christensen, Judith, "Assessing the Need for a Social Worker at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf" (2016). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 227.